Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 116 121
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 24 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 7.27% 6.03% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £700 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.10% - -
Scotland median daily rate £700 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +154.55% -8.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 330 232 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.23% 8.66% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 128 112
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £144 £249 £128
90th Percentile £685 £550 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +4.90% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £10.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -77.37% +88.12%
10th Percentile £14.64 £10.38 £25.85
90th Percentile £44.27 £11.13 £51.75
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -44.44% +94.59%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 16 (66.67%) Puppet
1 16 (66.67%) Ansible
2 15 (62.50%) Docker
2 15 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (62.50%) PaaS
2 15 (62.50%) Java
3 14 (58.33%) nginx
3 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
4 13 (54.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (54.17%) Gradle
4 13 (54.17%) DevOps
4 13 (54.17%) gulp
4 13 (54.17%) Travis CI
4 13 (54.17%) Open Source
4 13 (54.17%) Groovy
4 13 (54.17%) Python
4 13 (54.17%) Shell Script
4 13 (54.17%) Maven
4 13 (54.17%) CircleCI
4 13 (54.17%) IBM UrbanCode
4 13 (54.17%) npm
5 6 (25.00%) Terraform
6 4 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.67%) VPN
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) Solaris
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Tomcat

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (58.33%) nginx
2 13 (54.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 3 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) PaaS
2 13 (54.17%) npm
3 4 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.17%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) IaaS
5 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) BGP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) OSPF
3 2 (8.33%) SNMP
3 2 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) VXLAN
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (54.17%) CircleCI
2 13 (54.17%) Gradle
2 13 (54.17%) gulp
2 13 (54.17%) IBM UrbanCode
2 13 (54.17%) Maven
2 13 (54.17%) Travis CI
3 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Solaris
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) DevOps
1 13 (54.17%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
3 2 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Kanban
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Java
2 13 (54.17%) Groovy
2 13 (54.17%) Python
2 13 (54.17%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) OpenAM
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Ansible
1 16 (66.67%) Puppet
2 15 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (25.00%) Terraform
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Cobbler
5 2 (8.33%) Kubernetes
5 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (8.33%) vCenter Server
6 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) NetApp
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) ForgeRock
3 2 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
3 2 (8.33%) Open-E
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Software AG
3 2 (8.33%) Synology
3 2 (8.33%) Veritas
3 2 (8.33%) webMethods